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Thread: I Spy Swap with a Twist Dead Line to Join is Nov 29, 2013

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    Thanks Charlotte. I was hoping for something informal. I understand, though, and will see if local friends can use them.

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    I got mine and love them!!!! Charlotte, I think you did an excellent job of putting the charms together and returning them so quickly. Some were not my "cup of tea", but how boring would it be if we all had the same taste? I am sure I can find something to do with the ones not fussy cut or slightly wonky. I have made 9 I Spy quilts for my grandchildren this Christmas and love every single one! I have so many squares left over ( I sort of went crazy buying novelty fabric ) and am not sure what to do with them. Maybe someone on here would lie to buy some really cheap? If interested! Please PM me.
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    I actually think that some of the ones that aren't fussy cut to be centered are still usable. If they are cut at the edges, it looks like they are peeking in. But I guess that's just me. As far as wonky, I didn't notice any being bad, I guess I will have to be a little more careful. I usually spot check as sets come in for size, picture and how cut. I can't double check everyone as I would never get anything else done. I hope overall everyone is happy with what they got.

    Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.
    ~Charlotte~
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    Charlotte, i haven't received mine yet. But just want to say that you are doing a great job. This is really a great swap idea which requires a lot of time and effort from the hostess. Who wants to swap out 120+ baggies of fabric? That's a lot of work and time but many of us benefit from your effort. And of course while swapping you can't measure every single one. It is the swappers responsibility to measure their 6 baggies.
    When i join, i keep in mind that with any swap you will always get those that you cant use. But there is always a scrap quilt you can use them on. Don't feel discourage. Hugs and have a good day.

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    Charlotte, Merry Christmas to you too! Thanks so much for sending the charms, I got mine today! :-)

    Sooooo many fabrics I have never seen before! The pig with kisses and fluffy slippers was really cute, and the dog with the cone on his neck from the vet made me laugh out loud! It must have taken some searching to find some of those prints. Thank you to everyone who participated. Great job! I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next time!

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    I love the swap! And Charlotte, you did an amazing job! I got some great fabrics this time around; many that I hadn't seen before. The pigs in pajamas were my absolutely favorite, though there were many great ones. I also got a headless Dora, but that was the only square I found to be unusable. I will absolutely be participating again. Thanks for the swap, Charlotte, and thanks to everyone for sending wonderful fabrics!

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    Thanks to everyone for your kind words. I really do enjoy doing the swap. I was just wondering, because everybody keeps talking about the headless Dora, is there any other pictures on the squares also or just Dora? I just don't recall seeing headless Doras. I'm not doubting anyone, I'm just wondering if there was another picture also that I was zeroing in on. If not, I really am sorry and I will keep a better eye out on the next swap.

    I think after this swap that Owlvamp will be taking back over. I have really enjoyed doing this swap and I really have enjoyed the many friends that I have met here also.
    ~Charlotte~
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    Charlotte, I remember the same kind of discussion about "wonky" or inappropriate squares, etc. after Owlvamp's last swap and just before you stepped-up to give her a break so she could recuperate. One should go back a read some of the replies received after the...guess I"ll have to use the word complaints were posted....swappers brought out many things I hadn't considered and made me more acceptable to what I can do and what I received. I have 2 grown sons and 1 grandson so have always leaned to the boy appropriate fabrics BUT I also understand those wanting girly things. I can compromise and find a use for those I may not put in my boy quilt....a great niece received a an I SPY quilt just out of the blue so I could use some girly, girly blocks and I'm finding a source for hospitalized children or can cut into 2 1/2 inch charms. When one joins a swap one should understand that there may be some things he/she doesn't like.......and has no control over.

    Charlotte,thank you for stepping in when help was needed and I hope we will still "see" you on here.

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    I got my squares today! YAY! I didn't receive ANY too wonky to use. One last time and one this time, but they are some of my favorites and I used the one last time and will make this one work too. I got four repeats, of some of my favorite ones, so I couldn't be happier. Out of one hundred fabrics, I got three that "aren't my style" and I'll be using those in a scrap quilt. Thank you everyone! I'll post pictures when I'm done with the one from last month and the top from this month. I had a lot left over last time, but I like that because each quilt needs particular colors or sizes of pictures, so I like to have a little wiggle room. I'll definitely keep doing these. Sign me up for next time!

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    Thanks everybody. If some of the fabrics aren't my "favorite" or my "style" I just figure the quilts are for a child and they may love those I don't. I figure one or two not so great fabrics in each quilt isn't so bad and isn't as noticeable as it is standing alone.

    I hope everybody decides to join in the next swap also.

    Have a wonderful night and tomorrow.
    ~Charlotte~
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    I also want to echo everyone's comments that you are to be commended for your hard work in putting this swap together. Any non-positive comments weren't a judgement in any way. And the girly fabrics that I received were beautiful. So I definitely wasn't complaining.

    And i concur that the pigs were adorbs! But I'm also partial to the yellow robots and dinosaurs!

    Thank you again and Merry Christmas!

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    Sewbizgirl, your little I Spy Quilts are so cute. Need to get out my squares and start going on some myself.

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    You are doing a great job Charlotte . Thank you for stepping up and taking my place when I couldn't .

    Not everyone is going to like the fabric someone else's picks out. But that's why it's called a swap we take what we get. It really is a lot work and time to swap all the squares out. Lots and lots of hours that run into days and then off to stand in line at the post office. I absolutely love the I Spy swaps. They are my favorite. I'll take a couple pictures of the ones I finished and show you all soon. So please be kind with your words.

    Those of you that didn't cut them right please double check. It would be better to be a tad over than under. It's your responsibility. So please for the future swaps be careful . Thank you

    I am better but had toe surgery yesterday. Talk about throbbing pain. I do take pain med. which knocks me out. I have a 3 weeks recoup with this foot now. Not a right time to be down. So it's been hard.

    You all have a Merry Christmas!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie View Post
    Sewbizgirl, your little I Spy Quilts are so cute. Need to get out my squares and start going on some myself.
    Thank you, Jannie.

    Below are two pictures of my Dora square, one 'as cut', and the second with the 1/4" seam allowances turned under. What I'm saying is how can anyone send this in or expect someone to put it in a quilt? Many other squares are cute, cute fabrics, but useless for my quilts because they are 1/8" shy in one direction.
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    Sewbizgirl,
    You can send the charms you don't want my way, if you like. I'll take them! I like the colors on the Dora fabric. :-)

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    Does anyone know who sent the three bears fabric last time? Or maybe it was Jesse Bear. At any rate, I LOVE it and have been looking for it online, but can't find anything, even retired. My square had a papa, mama, and baby bear walking on a path, enjoying a stroll. They were wearing fancy clothes. Anybody?

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    Now I see what fabric you are talking about. The reason I accepted this fabric was because while Dora wasn't complete there are other secondary pictures that I thought would challenge a child to look closer. Such as the giraffe or elephant.
    Last edited by charlotte37830; 12-18-2013 at 07:24 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrshalibut View Post
    Does anyone know who sent the three bears fabric last time? Or maybe it was Jesse Bear. At any rate, I LOVE it and have been looking for it online, but can't find anything, even retired. My square had a papa, mama, and baby bear walking on a path, enjoying a stroll. They were wearing fancy clothes. Anybody?
    That was me. That was a storybook fabric with all storybook characters in it... like Red Riding Hood, the Gingerbread Man, Three Bears, etc. It wasn't a name brand fabric... I actually bought it at a Walmart on the clearance table a long time ago. I looked to see if I had any left over to find any info on the selvedge, but I must have cut up all I had left for the squares. Sorry I can't give you any more info on it.
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    I liked that fabric! I got what looked like Hansel & Gretel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    That was me. That was a storybook fabric with all storybook characters in it... like Red Riding Hood, the Gingerbread Man, Three Bears, etc. It wasn't a name brand fabric... I actually bought it at a Walmart on the clearance table a long time ago. I looked to see if I had any left over to find any info on the selvedge, but I must have cut up all I had left for the squares. Sorry I can't give you any more info on it.
    Ohhhh, too bad! That was SO cute! What about the stuffed animal fabric? Was that you, too? My square had a gray bunny in a vest, along with lots of teddy bears and other animals.

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    Love my pkg that was received bk. ty to all and to charlotte for hosting.

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    So glad you received them and that you were happy with them.
    ~Charlotte~
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrshalibut View Post
    Ohhhh, too bad! That was SO cute! What about the stuffed animal fabric? Was that you, too? My square had a gray bunny in a vest, along with lots of teddy bears and other animals.
    No... not me. That one doesn't sound familiar.
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